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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Flower Memorial event

posted Aug 10, 2017, 4:00 AM by Chester CND

On 6th and 9th of August 1945 nuclear weapons were dropped by the USA on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. The only times nuclear bombs have been used in war. 92 percent of the structures in Hiroshima were either destroyed or damaged by the blast and ensuing fires. Estimates of total deaths in Hiroshima range between 100,000 and 180,000, out of a population of 350,000. Casualties from Nagasaki are thought to be between 50,000 and 100,000.

Out of 300 doctors in Hiroshima 270 were reported dead, out of 1780 nurses 1654 were reported dead, out of 140 pharmacists 112 were reported dead and out of 45 hospital 42 were non functional

Our military and our government know full well that we do not have capacity to cope should what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki happen here.  Modern day nuclear bombs are way more powerful. 

Should it happen again anywhere else?

Since 1982 people have gathered at The Groves in Chester to remember what happened to those two cities and the people involved in the sad event.  Below is a photo from the Flower Memorial last Sunday. 

 

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